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Archives: "Point of Reference"
  •          I hate spin, for the very fact that it’s often based in truth; slanted to suit the perspective and purposes of those doing the spinning.  Making it extremely difficult to grasp the truth of situations demanding critical consideration of the “facts” to address…
    November 11, 2016
  •         The morning after a house party on Johnson St., Jenna Foellmi and several other twenty-something friends lay sprawled about on couches and beds.  When one of them reached out to wake Foellmi, she was unresponsive and cold to the touch.  Her friends’ screams woke everyone…
    November 4, 2016
  • Sin is defined as any violation of divine law by transgression or neglect. Being a conscientious people, we are often careful not to do the things we know shouldn’t be done, but we nevertheless often fail to do the things we ought. It’s still sin (James 4:17); which makes us all sinners. Paul declaring…
    October 28, 2016
  •        I’ve used last week’s and this week’s articles before, but the material is as appropriate now as ever, and in truth is a message that will be forever necessary until Christ’s return.  These topics, identifying sin and then the call for repentance from it, have…
    October 21, 2016
  •         Last week we saw how we are all afflicted with a sin nature and that the laws of the Old Testament and the expectations of the New are realized through love; of God and our fellowmen. (See Mat. 22:37-40; Eph. 5:1) We must never forget however, that we were all once dead in our transgressions…
    October 14, 2016
  •          Why is an understanding of sin and it’s infiltration into our lives – entangling us in it’s consequences – so important?  Because it takes an appreciation of sin and all its ramifications to truly appreciate mercy and forgiveness.  (Society today…
    October 7, 2016
  •         Is there such a thing as ultimate authority?  God, relaying a message to Israel through the prophet Isaiah instructed, “Go now, write it on a tablet for them, inscribe it on a scroll, that for the days to come it may be an everlasting witness.”  Why should he…
    September 30, 2016
  •         I was recently asked to fill in for a vacationing teacher of an adult Bible School class which was chronologically studying the Book of Acts.  They had finished chapter 6 the previous week, being introduced to Stephen, discussing his ascendance to leadership among the disciples…
    September 23, 2016
  •         Does anyone have a right to tell you what you can or can’t do?  After all, it’s your body – your life.  Shouldn’t you be able to decide what you do with it and when?        The idea of personal choice and freedom runs strong throughout…
    September 16, 2016
  •        Scripture says, “…godliness with contentment is great gain.” I Tim. 6:6 But what does it mean to be content?  Is it a lack of want or need?  The absence of interruption and trouble?  To a degree, I suppose being content embraces all the above, but scripture…
    September 9, 2016
  •          I have to admit that some scripture still confuses me.  In particular, that used to espouse predestination, such as Rom. 9:16 and following.  Salvation declared as not dependent “…on man’s desire or effort, but on God’s mercy.”  I get…
    September 2, 2016
  •          Does our Christian witness depend on how appealing we portray the gospel?  Some believe so, offering a get-what-you-want gospel of self-fulfillment and ease of life; replacing the glory of God with man’s edification and the abandonment of our lives for his purposes…
    August 26, 2016
  •         The Psalmist rhetorically asked this question while having the answer readily in hand.  His response? “By living according to (God’s) word.”  Ps. 119:9 Jesus assuring us that, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”  Mat.…
    August 19, 2016
  •        At first glance, this instruction by Paul to Timothy might appear to excuse some “attitude” in your relationships with older people.  To be sure, your parents and elders don’t know everything.  And no, you’re not always wrong.  But is all the counsel…
    August 12, 2016
  •        You may have noticed from some of my reference notes that I like to read, the information gathered then passed on to others who may not have the time or inclination to do so.  I particularly enjoy reading books pertaining to history, not so much to gain knowledge of dates and figures,…
    August 5, 2016

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Fred Price - married (44 years), father of two grown children, grandfather of six.

Attends First Christian Church in Brazil, Indiana, having served as a Deacon and Discipleship Leader for youth. 

Factory worker with a heart for young people and the challenges they face today, thus his participation in his church and this column.

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